“After mostly finishing my other N-Scale 4 X 8 layout in about 12 months, I realized where this was taking me. So I am trying a new approach.
To keep it simple and allow for changes or to completely start over I designed this train table using light weight, hollow core interior doors which can be added to or rearranged later. I chose Bachman EZ track and adjusted it until it works great, all in about 2 days.
Although using EZ track limits my track radius and shapes it seems worth it to be able to change the whole thing when I finish this one. Additionally, the switches are internally operated, saving you from ugly switch motors or under the table mechanisms.
The foam formed hills mostly just sit on the top and any attached items are w/liquid nails which will scrape loose if necessary. I will be adding buildings, scenery and yard track until I run out of space and then either add another door or start over w/a new track design.
The layout features two independent loops or one very long interconnected loop, a long passing siding and soon a roundhouse and RR yard.
It can be powered by DC divided into two blocks with isolation switches, as it is now or DCC when I buy new locos.
Please excuse the workshop mess.
Thanks to all who liked my latest tips, Eric asks if the log carrying men were especially made in that pose, well no they are just 2 of the workmen which come unpainted on a sprue in a DAPOL kit. I don’t know if they are available in other countries but in the UK they are a very economical way of populating a layout. I may have removed an implement that they were holding so their hands were free. I did the same with the guy steering the barge.
I now have a request. Has any one made a baseboard out of foam board including the bracing?
I would like to build a micro narrow gauge layout just using foam board, no wood. It would be a max of 2×1 feet. Would it be feasible??
And Dangerous Dave has been spending his money again:
The very latest ebay cheat sheet is here.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get going on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.